Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Live at the Hilton|
Actor: Herman's Hermits
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Music Video Dist Release Date: 05/19/2009 Run time: 108 minutes
Great Live Performance
Blues Fan | San Antonio, TX United States | 01/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For anyone that thinks The Hermits couldn't play and Peter Noone couldn't sing this DVD will prove you wrong. Check out Lek Lecenby's great guitar work particularly on the Chuck Berry cover. HH started as a R and B band before being cast in the role of teeny bopper idols."
Charles J. Aaronian | 02/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great Trip Back to the 60's. Herman's Hermit's Live in Austrailia - 1966. LIVE! - The quality varies from Fair(the '66 concert) to Excellent, Beat Beat Beat German T.V. Live, but all the rare extra's- On the set of filming Mrs. Brown and The Herman's Hermits Story, etc. is all a Fab Bonus, even if the quality is not the best. If you are a Herman's Hermits fan, a Peter Noone fan or just a 60's fan - This is a MUST HAVE - especially for the price."
Great compilation for HH fans!
Bryan Barrow | Santa Cruz, CA USA | 03/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The main feature, a televised performance for Australian TV is just OK, with Peter & the Band looking bored or even annoyed through most of the show (someone had the bright idea to give the audience paper streamers to throw, and the stage soon becomes ankle deep in them). There are quality issues with the film, with some scratches apparent, but an otherwise sharp image.
The real excitement is the bonus features- 4 songs performed live on the German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", 5 songs lip-synced on Norwegian TV, plus clips from both HH movies. "Leaning on a Lamp post" sung in outer space?
The "2007 edit" of the Hilton show, with all sorts of "pop up video" special effects, is useless, unless you were going to play it in the background at a party or something.
I can recommend this video to Herman's Hermits fans without reservation!"
Harry E. Fisher | Allentown, PA | 03/06/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"At first glance, it's novel to see obscure footage from a memorable band in the peak of their glory during the 60's British Invasion. Make no mistake about it, the moments are great. Peter Noone and his fellow Brits are primed for this'66 Australian performance. And despite the technological challenges of capturing live recordings back then, the sound on this DVD isn't horrible. What's lacking however, is the video quality itself. Aside from the normal lack of resolution one would expect from a mid 60's TV archive, the footage from the Australian show looks like it was run through a meat grinder before it ever saw a digital encoder. What a shame. Without restoration, the scratches, dust marks and noise greatly detract from the DVD. What's worse, is there is also a nicely produced documentary that's barely watchable. The video from this documentary is so poor, it lcould pass as a You Tube download projected on an HD TV. I heartily recommend this disc for the die-hard Hermit's fan. For the casual listener - spend your stimulus rebates elsewhere!"